This is the June 27, 2013 news archive. View today's NBA rumors and news.
Hakeem Olajuwon arrives in his 1984 tuxedo for David Stern’s final draft pick as NBA commissioner
David Stern's announcement of the first-round picks in the 2013 NBA Draft took on a special meaning. With Stern set to retire as league commissioner in February after 30 years, this marked his last time greeting draftees. While fans mostly used this occ…Upvote Share Tweet
The primary gift and curse of ESPN's coverage of this 2013 NBA draft has been the presence of Bill Simmons, one full year into his mid-career renaissance as a talking head/typing head combo pundit. Getting the world's most vocal Celtics fan to react in …Upvote Share TweetBROOKLYN -- With all eyes on the wheeling and dealing going on at the NBA draft, the Nets pulled off the biggest trade of all. On Thursday, the Nets agreed to send Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, Keith Bogans, Reggie Evans and first-round picks in 2014,…Upvote Share TweetThe Minnesota Timberwolves have taken Colorado forward Andre Roberson with the 26th overall pick for the Golden State Warriors, who then traded him to Oklahoma City.Upvote Share TweetThe Philadelphia 76ers will hire San Antonio Spurs assistant Brett Brown as their new coach, according to a report by the New York Daily News.Upvote Share TweetKeep track of all the trades that went down prior to the NBA Draft and those that happened during Thursday night's action in Brooklyn.Upvote Share TweetWith the 16th pick of the 2013 NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics selected Brazilian big man Lucas "Bebe" Nogueira, a 20-year-old project with excellent athleticism and nascent offensive skills. The Celtics won't keep him — Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarow…Upvote Share TweetThe Pelicans have acquired Philadelphia All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday in a trade that sent Thursday night's sixth overall draft choice, Nerlens Noel, to the 76ers, said a person familiar with the situation.Upvote Share TweetThe Minnesota Timberwolves selected Michigan point guard Trey Burke with the ninth overall pick in the first round of the NBA draft on Thursday night, then shipped him to the Utah Jazz for pick Nos. 14 and 21, according to a person with knowledge of the…Upvote Share Tweet
David Stern to booing fans at the NBA Draft: “I can’t hear you” (Video)In February, David Stern will give up his post as commissioner of the NBA after 30 years. That means that Thursday marks Stern's last time announcing the first round of the league's draft. Sensing this, the attending fans in Brooklyn welcomed Stern in t…Upvote Share TweetAnthony Bennett was stunned at the start. David Stern had a big surprise at the finish.Upvote Share Tweet
2013 NBA Draft: Detroit Selects Kentavious Caldwell-Pope With No. 8 Pick8. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – Georgia 6-6, SG 20 years old, Sophomore The Pistons came into this process needing a shooter. They definitely got one. KCP should fit in nicely next to Brandon Knight, and he should give the big fellas inside more room to w…Upvote Share Tweet
2013 NBA Draft: Sacramento Selects Ben McLemore With No. 7 Pick7. Sacramento: Ben McLemore – Kansas 6-5, SG 20 years old, Freshman McLemore is a fantastic all-around offensive player, and while he does need to work on his ballhandling off the bounce, he has a chance to be an All-Star. He should fit right in with th…Upvote Share Tweet4. Charlotte: Cody Zeller – Indiana 7-0, PF/C 20 years old, Sophomore Right before this pick was made, we told ourselves it had to be Nerlens Noel. It only made sense. Instead, the Bobcats go with one of the best athletes in the draft: Cody Zeller. He b…Upvote Share TweetIt may not be traditional ESPN TV, but the genuine surprise in Bill Simmons' voice (Update: And on his face!) here is hard to beat.Read more...Upvote Share Tweet2. Orlando: Victor Oladipo – Indiana 6-4, SG 21 years old, Junior After one of the wildest first picks in NBA Draft history, the Magic go with Oladipo. This kid is an incredible defender who is immediately going to help turn around Orlando’s “loser” men…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Jun 27, 2013In the end, it wasn't Nerlens Noel, Alex Len or even Victor Oladipo. Instead, Cleveland pulled a shocker, going with UNLV's Anthony Bennett as the No. 1 pick. Follow the selections here.Upvote Share Tweet
Deadspin Up All Night: In DreamsThank you for your continued support of Deadspin. Greg Howard and Andy Hutchins will have you covered for the NBA draft and whatever else. Do your thing down here.Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Live Blog: Let Us Enjoy The 2013 NBA Draft TogetherThe 2013 NBA draft is here, and, as usual, we have almost no idea what is going to happen over the course of the night. Will the Nets and Celtics consummate a trade sending old people to Brooklyn? Is someone going to take an injured player—either Nerlen…Upvote Share Tweet
Obama hopes Bulls draft Senegal's DiengPresident Barack Obama is in Africa to promote democracy and trade but he can't keep his mind off the NBA draft about to begin back home.Upvote Share TweetLos Angeles Lakers center and pending free agent Dwight Howard is not having the best time right now. As Howard considers his options, rumors swirl that he will leave L.A. because the fans are unappreciative. (The tenor of the latter report, from the fa…Upvote Share Tweet
The 10-man rotation, starring what Eddy Curry-to-the-Knicks hath wroughtA look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: @sephgat. Nearly eight years after the…Upvote Share Tweet
Melo doesn't expect surgery on hurt shoulderNew York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony told reporters that he does not believe he will require surgery on his injured shoulder.Upvote Share Tweet
The Maloofs skunking of the Sacramento Kings has the team’s new regime working overtimeNew Sacramento Kings general manager Pete D’Alessandro comes highly regarded, he’s been praised quite a bit in several NBA circles, and it’s hard to doubt for a second that he’ll do just fine picking with Sacramento’s seventh overall pick in Thursday’s …Upvote Share Tweet
Source: Frank joins Kidd staff as Nets assistantLawrence Frank has decided to join Jason Kidd's staff with the Brooklyn Nets as his lead assistant coach, a league source told ESPNNewYork.com.Upvote Share TweetLarry Bird is back as the Indiana Pacers' president of basketball operations.Upvote Share Tweet
Manchild In The Promised Land: Where Darryl Dawkins Came FromOriginally published in the April 30, 1980, issue of Inside Sports. Reprinted here with the author's permission.Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
As NBA draft night approaches, we remember Marty Blake (Video)Today will be the first NBA draft in decades that Marty Blake won't be a part of. There is very little that I can add to the video that is posted below. The NBA did a fantastic job with it, and you should take the time to watch it:Upvote Share Tweet
Shane Battier once had an amazing high-top fade of his own (Photo)University of Kentucky prospect Nerlens Noel isn't the only high-end basketballer to rock a high-top fade during his formative years. Come look, via Shriram Bhat's Twitter account, at Shane Battier providing the same follicle precision:Upvote Share TweetShockingly, it didn’t work. Knock you over with a feather, I know, but the still unspecified role former Toronto Raptors general manager Bryan Colangelo was supposed to play alongside new Raps GM Masai Ujiri is now kaput. Colangelo resigned from whateve…Upvote Share TweetArenas arrested with truck full of illegal fireworksUpvote Share TweetDave Joerger was introduced as coach of the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday after a season in which they won a franchise-best 56 games but split with coach Lionel Hollins.Upvote Share Tweet
Orlando Magic GM Rob Hennigan describes the second round of the 2013 draft in ten words or lessFrom Orlando Pinstriped Post: Orlando also owns the 51st pick in Thursday's Draft. It comes from the Golden State Warriors via the Denver Nuggets as a result of the Dwight Howard trade in August. Hennigan only fielded one question about his plans for th…Upvote Share TweetCarlos Boozer had been the subject of ridicule amongst Chicago Bulls fans for a few years for his passive defense and issues finishing around the rim, but he put together a fantastic comeback season in 2012-13. Boozer averaged 16.2 points and 9.8 reboun…Upvote Share TweetLast night, birthday boy Iman Shumpert instagrammed—then quickly deleted—this picture from an Adidas photoshoot in Los Angeles. I'd put good money on this being an official-unofficial leak of the Knicks's new third jerseys.Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Worth the Risk?: The 2013 NBA Draft has plenty risky picks -- some…CNNSI.com Updated Jun 27, 2013The 2013 NBA Draft has plenty risky picks -- some that could pay off handsomely, and some that could turn out ugly. Andy Glockner looks at some players that could go either way.Upvote Share Tweet
NBA Shootaround: All-Time Great Draft MomentsSo much amazing will be happening tonight, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you look back on some of the unforgettable moments from NBA drafts...Upvote Share Tweet
Who's That Draft Pick? The Big-Time Role Players!Every year there are a handful of awesome prospects who slip past the lottery in the NBA draft. These are the players you want your team to steal late...Upvote Share TweetFor some, it took yesterday's scene in Playa Vista — Doc Rivers, seated in front of a Clippers background, just behind a branded placard bearing...Upvote Share Tweet
Arsalan Kazemi: The 2013 NBA Draft's Ready-Made, Overlooked Rebounding MachineNBA teams are going to wish they had drafted Arsalan Kazemi. Now, since some of you might be muttering "Who?" right now, that might seem hard to belie...Upvote Share Tweet
Sources: Noel On Move To 76ersJun 27Andy Katz breaks down the New Orleans Pelicans drafting Nerlens Noel at No. 6 and trading him to the 76ers.
Latest On Trade Talks Between Nets, CelticsJun 27Tim Legler breaks down the Nets and Celtics trade talks that would include Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.
Cavs Draft Bennett No. 1Jun 27The Cleveland Cavaliers selected UNLV F Anthony Bennett with the No. 1 pick.
Anthony Bennett, Short and NiceJun 27He's a gifted new breed scoring power forward who has a good relationship with Cavaliers coach Mike Brown. Could he go first overall? He addresses the idea that he's too low energy on defense, too nice, or too short.
Sources -- Brooklyn Nets seek trade for Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett, Pau…Jun 27The Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics are merely waiting on Kevin Garnett to waive his no-trade clause to clinch agreement on a trade that ultimately will land Paul Pierce and Garnett in Brooklyn, according to sources close to the process.